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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Coliseum Arena on 1993-12-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Coliseum Arena on 1993-12-17

Topics Live concert

Here Comes Sunshine, Walkin' Blues, Jack-A-Roe, Desolation Row, Ramble On Rose, Broken Arrow, Lazy River Road, The Music Never Stopped Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower, Saint Of Circumstance >
Crazy Fingers > Corrina > Drums > Space > The Last Time > Attics Of My Life > Good Lovin'; Encore: I Fought The Law

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland Coliseum Arena
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD>DAT>C>DAT>CDR (via Chris Laughlin). Patch Source: <a href="">shnid=7348</a>. Mastered & seeded by MattMan.


Primary Source: SBD>DAT>C>DAT>CDR (via Chris Laughlin). Patch Source: shnid=7348. Mastered & seeded by MattMan.


Reviewer: DJJazzZD - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2015
Subject: Best Slipknot! of the 90's???
Look this is a decent show the whole run was good, The Coliseum sounded as nice as the mix does. Yes the Slipknot! is good but I wouldn't even call it the best of 1993 ( 9/22 ) and just off the top of my head can think of at least a half dozen better ones from the 90's. 3/24/90-3/30/90-5/5/90-6/24/90 2/21/91-4/4/91-6/14/91-8/17/91- 9/10/91- 10/31/91 for starters... IMO 2/21/91 is the best bet for a 90's Slipknot!.
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2015
Subject: Off and running...sort of.
This show is a solid example of the ups and down that occurred in the latter half of this mighty band's career.

Set one starts off with a solid joyous HC Sunshine. Walkin' Blues is some what disjointed but then Jerry rights the ship with an impressive Jack A Roe.

Next up is we get a very good Desolation Row, a nice surprise from Bobby, and the rest of the set is very strong. Ramble on Rose is joyous and righteous and Phil delivers an extra sweet Broken Arrow.

Jerry croons a late set Lazy River Road which demonstrates how much he loved playing this song.

Music Never Stopped is an excellent choice and well received by the faithful and is great until the bridge, at which Jerry completely botches the transition into the up tempo jam to end the song.

They recover but it is a big " oh crap" moment.

I would highly recommend the one from Shoreline earlier in the year for the way it should have gone down.

Set two is in many ways more consistent but gets launches to a off balanced start with the Help on the Way the transition into Slipknot! well its not a transition.

I would disagree that this is the best Slipknot! of the 90's, or more appropriately post December 1992.

It is very good but I would seek out the one from 10/1/94 to compare.

The Franklin's is very good as is the Saint.

Crazy Fingers continues the great playing as well, but Jerry make a noticeable mistake toward the end of the song. The transition into Corrina is cool, although not a complete fan favorite, as it is full of nice funky interplay from all.

Once again the Drumz> Space is very good and Jerry even teases Lonesome Cabin Boy I believe at the 11:00 minute mark.

The Last Time is very strong, although by this point in the band's career this was a set killer to many, and ends with plenty of force.

The Attics of My Life is perfect choice to redeem all the musical miscues Jerry dropped previously in the set.

Good Lovin' is a triumphant crowd pleasing celebration and the band passionately delivers the goods for one of the best of year.

Billy and Mickey have some fun playing some strange fills before the band punches the clock with a up beat IFTL.

Happy Trails.
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2008
Subject: The greatest slipknot of the 90's
I realy dig this show. The sound quality is all that one could ask for. Jerry is even and if anything thing high in the mix and every instrument is normalized basically. This slipnot is quite impressive. The sounds of Jerry's guitar are unique here. The Franklin's is no slouch either. One review here refers to the music as 'faltering' at this time period andd I would like to comment on that as it is said by many and understood by many to be the case that the 'music' faltered by this time in the deads career.

Well, that is true to an extent, especially lyrically, in regards to Jerry especially. Hell I saw Phil recently and he jammed with essentially a no name ensemble. Imagine him with a healthy JG or Brent etc..Bob still is strong now as well. Insrumentally this show takes off. I have no disapointments in much of the 90's material from an instrumental point- except that Vinces keys could be bothersome at times.

Besides, Hell I was born in 1970- to some I am on old fart now but was 16 at my first dead show and was only exposed to late 80's and 90's dead. If they played Darkstar, we got excited, or anything like the speedway bust outs and attics etc... The shows were very good- I saw 100 or so and enjoyed them all. The tapes do not lie. The show is hot and it will not dissapoiont you. Open up to the 90's sound. 1993 has a nice sbd quality to it and as with '72-'85 where each year seeemd to have a different tone or sbd quality style, '93 is a solid mix-and unique. This show takes the post Brent 90's and gives it its best shot!
Reviewer: dividedsky - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2007
Subject: music never
very energetic music never. inspired playing by bobby...what the hell give it a listen. i wasn't there but it sounds like a fun show.
Reviewer: tooshaggy - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2007
Subject: what a light show
We got there early, just to make sure to get a good seat in the BACK of the arena. We were sitting half way up the concourse smack in the middle.
I think the mix was better there, and the light show was amazing. The entire arena was used for the light show, and if you sat anywhere else, you missed it!
As always, it was a great atmosphere seeing the Dead at "home". Jerry was busy tuning his guitar for many of the songs in the first set, hence the sloppiness.
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2006
Subject: let's talk about---
jerry's sound here is very nice...the bass is low........i have to say------isn't a screw up on help kinda welcome sometimes {can anyone play that at home in the basement let alone in front of thousands every time perfectly?} I really like jerry's tome after the mishap and have listened to my share of the Help/slip-thinger--------i do miss Phil in the mix ,but there is always 6 14 92 or some 90 stuff where he is JACKED!!! nice ramble on too------
Reviewer: LevitatingYogi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2005
Subject: neat show
as mentioned the Help is messed up in a great way.

the saint is over the top.

definitely worth a listen.

Reviewer: timblor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2004
Subject: My last good run of shows
This show opened the last time I saw a good run of shows. From this point on, I would say the band (actually, Jerry) got sloppier and lazier, deteriating steady from 1994 to 1995. The Help>Slip>Franklins, while sloppy in places has a Slipknot that is quite deep and twisted. The Attics was also a nice surprise.
Reviewer: El_Duderino - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2004
Subject: Sloppy but interesting
First off, let me say I was psyched to find yet another board of a show I was at that I had not seen out there before. Thank you archive!

Obviously, at this point in GD history, we all know Jerry was starting to falter. This show has it's share of slopiness throughout, but it also has some rather cool and interesting moments as well. My favorite is the transition between Help into Slipknot. It sounds like Jerry realizes that he has blown the traditional transition and decides to just riff on top of the rest of the band. Very cool and worth checking out.
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